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“They’ve got a second script”: Black Adam 2 Might Go Into Production in 4 Months Despite Prequel’s Disappointing Box-Office Run

Black Adam 2 Might Go Into Production

DC’s latest Black Adam opened up to a decent box office performance. Even though the movie received an impressive audience score, the box office performance was not as expected. But despite such collections, reports suggest that the sequel of the movie might go into production sooner than expected. The production of Black Adam 2 is expected to be starting in 4 months.

Dwayne Johnson in and as Black Adam (2022).
Dwayne Johnson in and as Black Adam

The movie starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson changed a lot in the DCU. This movie not only introduced a new darker take on the usual superheroes we used to see but also delighted the DC Fans with a surprise at the end. The movie as promised changed the hierarchy of power in the Universe and is soon heading toward a second feature.

Black Adam 2 to arrive sooner than expected

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Black Adam 2 is reportedly under works

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The 2022 DCU movie marked itself as the first movie under the new ownership of the studio. It introduced the much-awaited former WWE superstar in the frames of DC. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson completely nailed the role of Teth Adam and both he as well as Pierce Brosnan who played Doctor Fate received praise. Now according to some new reports, the sequel of the movie is arriving way sooner than expected.

It is revealed in an episode of the John Campea show where it is revealed that there have been reports about the early return of the Man in Black on the big screens.

When producer Robert Meyer Burnett said that the sequel of the Black Adam is already in the works, John Campea added that the script is already done.

 “I like the philosophy they’re like, ’Look we waited 15 years to get Dwayne The Rock Johnson as [Black Adam], let’s take advantage of this. He says in this, ‘We’ll have a script ready pretty fast.’ I have definitively heard from somebody on the inside, their script’s done. They’ve got a second script.”

He further added that the studio’s still waiting to watch the reaction received by the first movie to the end or they could have potentially started the production quicker. But ultimately as the script’s already done it can be hoped that we may get the sequel soon. Additionally, appearing in other interviews, the producers of the movie Hiram Garcia and Beau Flynn already added that this time they are going to be very fast with this project.

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How far away Black Adam vs Superman actually is?

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Henry Cavill as Superman

Currently standing on a benchmark of $256 million, Black Adam is expected to earn something around $475 million worldwide to be greenlit for a sequel as soon as possible as said by John Campea. To this, the producer Robert Meyer Burnett added that the process would even elevate a lot more if the figure rises to five and six hundred.

But interestingly, given the present conditions, although the movie is expected to earn more, it has to survive a big clash with the MCU’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The MCU movie is expected to do very well at the box office due to the positive graph in its early reviews as well as the emotional weightage of the movie. Secondly, the movie is also rumored to be not released in China which is also a very alarming update for the movie.

Also Read: Black Adam Rumored to Not Be Released in China Despite The Rock’s Massive Fanbase, Salty Marvel Fans Might Stop Film From Reaching Break Even

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Black Adam vs Superman is expected soon in DCU

Moreover, the mid-credits scene of the first movie strongly excited the fans. It directly points to an upcoming Henry Cavill’s Superman vs The Rock’s Black Adam showdown very soon. And it seems that a lesser-than-expected box office collection doesn’t look like a restriction to the future of the movie.

So although we don’t have a concrete release date yet, updates can be received very very soon. We might also spot a glimpse of the Man in Black’s future in the sequel of the Shazam! movie, as it is also based on the same mythos as The Rock movie.

Black Adam is running in theaters near you while Shazam! Fury of the Gods will release on March 17, 2023

Source: John Campea 

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.